108 militants killed in Pakistan's anti-terror operation

Indo Asian News Service

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistani security forces have killed 108 terrorists in a major anti-terror operation launched in February, the military said on Monday.

The operation codenamed "Radd-ul-Fasaad," or "Reject Discord" in English, was launched after a series of terrorist attacks that killed over 100 people nationwide.

The regular army and other law enforcement agencies are jointly conducting the intelligence-based operation.

Sharing results of the operation, army spokesman Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said at a news conference that about 4,500 suspects have also been taken into custody during the operation.

The operation will continue till the complete elimination of terrorists, their abettors and sympathisers, he said.

Ghafoor said that work on fencing along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border is continuing, and under the first phase, the country's border in northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province with Afghanistan will be fenced.

In the second phase, border in southwestern Balochistan Province with Afghanistan will be fenced, he said.

--IANS

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